Scrapped Princess - Anime Legends Complete Collection
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Pacifica Cassul is a girl with a destiny. But unfortunately it's not a good one; she is the Scrapped Princess, a girl who, according to prophecy, is the poison that will destroy the world. Naturally, this means that people want her gone. But two powerful people have sworn to protect her- her brother Shannon, whose swordsmanship is impeccable, and her sister Raquel, who is able to wield devastating magic when the mood strikes her. But traveling without attracting attention proves to be very difficult for the outspoken Pacifica, and they soon find themselves in trouble from various sources. Traitorous friends, assassins, and even an operative from Special Forces all stand in their way. But along the way, they'll meet new friends and together will unravel the mystery behind the supposed Armageddon. From Studio BONES! Genre: Fantasy/Action/Drama.
According to the revelations of St. Grendel, Pacifica Cassul, the heroine of the fantasy-adventure Scrapped Princess (2003), will cause the end of the world on her 16th birthday. As the fatal day approaches, she's on the lam with her adopted older brother and sister, Shannon and Raquel: They're charged with protecting her from worshippers of the god Mauser, who believe in the prophecy. As they wander from place to place, they make new friends, including would-be knight Leo and innkeeper's helper Winia, and treacherous enemies: Even Pacifica's favorite aunt can't be trusted. Both groups bring clues to the complicated plot that involves the Church of Mauser, its prophecies and its hierarchy; rivalries among feudal kingdoms; three groups of sophisticated cyborg warriors; and the ancient war that pitted humans against powerful aliens. The series ends with a major mecha battle that features interesting rainbow effects, and rather unexciting choreography.
At 24 episodes, the story of Scrapped Princess feels both padded and underdeveloped. Instead of exploring the characters in depth or explaining the needlessly convoluted backstory, the screenplay by Atkasuki Yamatora and Reiko Yoshida rambles aimlessly. Secondary characters appear and disappear, only to pop up several episodes later, and the emotional moments sink into bathos. Although the series enjoys an enthusiastic following in the US, Scrapped Princess often feels too silly to work as an adventure, but too dark to work as a comedy. (Rated 13 and older: violence, brief nudity) --Charles Solomon
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aren't much just what you expect with most of the complete sets just some trailers and text-less intro/ending songs the animation is sharp and clear and the music for the series is pretty decent. So again if you're looking for a great anime at an affordable price this one would be a great choice....
This begins as a Rune Soldier-esque middle ages story but halfway through the viewer is fed a giant spoonfull of sci-fi, and the spoons keep getting bigger until the ending.
What I liked about this is that I watched it soon after NOEIN, and loved the similarities in various plot elements. Plus, Crispin Freeman has become one of my favorite American voice actors, and I prefer the English dubs when he is one of the cast.
If you want any plot reviews look up others' reviews, but basically the story revolves around the 'scrapped princess' who is destined to cause the destruction of the world on her 16th birthday. Her adopted siblings vow to protect her from virtually every person in the world since they all want her dead. This is an amazing, underrated series that is a STEAL in the legends collection packaging. Buy it and you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Animation, voice acting, plot, action, mystery, characterization
Cons: Really nothing except the goofy intro song =)
Viewing Preference: Both ways, though watch first in English for a few episodes before deciding. Though some characters are great in English, others are great in Japanese.
Oh, and doesn't that Chris guy look a lot like Dominic from Eureka Seven...Oh, a lot of character also look like Saiyuki characters as well...but I don't think the same artists worked on any of these projects.
Pacifica Casstul's life is a rough one and for good reason--she's fated to destroy the world according to St. Grendel when she's 16 years old. Her father, the king, threw her out and ordered her murdered to prevent her from destroying the world. However, she survives and has an adopted brother and sister to look after her. Along the way, they meet Leo the wanna-be knight and god-like beings known as Peacekeepers--who are trying to kill Pacifica. This is a very good anime and I would recommend it to any anime fan.
The voice actors on SP are fantastic- Crispin Freeman and Kari Walhgren (who became Hagi and Saya/Diva in the english dub of Blood+) are two of the main characters, and they are incredible.
This is a wonderful series. I can't recommend it highly enough.
I give this anime two enthusiastic thumbs up! (Because two is all I have... *sigh* Why can't I be like Lucy in Elfen Lied??? Then I'd get four more hands AND I'd have awesome horns!)
If you liked this anime, you will also like:
Rune Soldier. Cowboy Bebop. Samurai Champloo.
Overall it's an awesome and enjoyable series and I highly recommend it to any Anime fans!